What We Believe About the Lord's Day! (8 of 9) by Steve Wagers

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What We Believe About the Lord's Day! (8 of 9)
Series: Baptist Beliefs
Steve N. Wagers
August 17, 2005

Sermon Outline
1. WHAT is the Lord's Day!
A. An Established Day!
B. An Expected Day!
C. An Enjoyed Day!
2. WHEN is the Lord's Day!!
A. A Day of Designation!
B. A Day of Commemoration!!
C. A Day of Adoration!

1. IN a 24 hour period, if you're an adult of average weight, here is what you accomplish:

Your heart beats 103,689 times
Your blood travels 168,000,000 miles
You breathe 23,040 times
You inhale 438 cubic feet of air.
You eat 3.25 pounds of food
You drink 2.9 quarts of liquids
You lose 7/8 pound of waste.
You speak 4,800 words, including some unnecessary ones
You move 750 muscles
Your nails grow .000046 inch
Your hair grows .01714 inch
You exercise 7,000,000 brain cells.

2. The Psalmist declared in Psalm 118: 24, "This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." We often look to Sunday as the "Lord's day;" but, the truth of the matter is that every day is the Lord's Day. Every day we live is a good, generous and gracious gift from God, who is the Creator and controller of each day.

3. Continuing our study of Baptist doctrine we see that one of the distinctives of our faith is how we view, and what we believe about the Lord's Day. Let's look, first of all, at:

1. WHAT is the Lord's Day!

1. What did God have in mind when He established His day? In order to know how to appreciate the Lord's Day, we must know a little bit more about the Lord 's Day. From Scripture we learn that the Lord's day is:

A. An ESTABLISHED DAY!

1. After the record of God's creative work in Genesis 1, we read in Genesis 2: 1-3, [Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it ...


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